Zidane advised to sign Sterling ahead of Hazard

With Raheem Sterling currently in red hot form, Chris Sutton has advised Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane to make him the primary transfer target this summer.

Sterling has been in scintillating form for both club and country this season and he recently backed it up with four goals in two games to help England secure two wins in a row.

And despite suffering racist abuse from fans, Sutton is happy with the way Sterling has responded on the pitch.

“You have to say that Raheem Sterling is now world-class,” Sutton told the Daily Mail.

“If you were Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, surely you would want to buy him over Eden Hazard. Is there anything Sterling cannot do? His weight of pass is superb, his movement off the ball is lethal and he has become deadly in front of goal.

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“What defender in the world would want to face Sterling in this form? It doesn’t matter if you take him on or back off — either way he will destroy you.

“He is still just 24 and improving year on year. His wonderful performances for England in the last two games have confirmed that he can thrive on the international stage.

“Sterling is one of the hottest properties in world football. If I was Real Madrid, I’d be making him my No.1 target.”

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – MARCH 25: Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley and Jordan Henderson of England congratulate Harry Kane (9)
as scores his team’s fourth goal during the 2020 UEFA European Championships Group A qualifying match between Montenegro and England at Podgorica City Stadium on March 25, 2019, in Podgorica, Montenegro. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Sterling is equally a contender for the PFA player of the year award alongside teammate Sergio Aguero and Liverpool’s Van Dijk.

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